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February is American Heart Month! Our heart is responsible for just about everything that gives our body life, so needless to say – it’s a precious organ we need to care for on a daily basis! Here are 10 ways that you and your family can stay...

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Heart rate monitors. A term we’re hearing more and more popular in the world of fitness. Yes, heart rate monitoring has always been there, but now it’s becoming a standard feature on all fitness devices, so it’s easily trackable on a daily basis...

Siteman Cancer Center

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. One that tops many people’s list is to exercise more. It’s a great goal any time of year, whether it’s New Year’s Day, Groundhog Day or Independence Day.Regular physical activity is one of the best...

Siteman Cancer Center

Winter is a special time of year. It’s a season of festive holidays and long, cozy evenings spent with friends and family.Yet, many of the things that make winter so special can work against us when it comes to keeping up our physical activity...

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Whenever we talk about fitness, we think mainly about strength and endurance and tend to forget about the third component: flexibility!  Let’s face it - it’s hard enough to make time for our cardio and strength sessions… who wants to stretch?  It...

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In short, no. Many people, perhaps similar to you, hesitate to start weight training because they fear becoming “bulky” or too muscular.  Understandable too, considering that bodybuilders and other large athletes have historically been the faces...

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“Shin splints” or medial tibial stress syndrome is a common exercise-related problem in many athletes including runners, dancers, and military recruits.  Shin splints refer to pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia).

Siteman Cancer Center

Over and over, research studies continue to find that maintaining a healthy weight is good for us. Not only does a healthy weight reduce your risk of cancer, it also helps to reduce the risk of such chronic diseases as diabetes, heart disease,...

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Am I working out too much?  Too little?  What should I being doing more/less of to get the results I want?  I don’t want to push too hard, but I also don’t want to go too easy on myself and not progress.

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You went through all the reasons you need to exercise (more energy, lose a few pounds, keep up with the kids, etc.) and have finally decided you are going to start exercising.  So, you put on your new gym shirt and shoes and suddenly it hits you: ...

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